Murcia-San Javier Airport is located on the north shoreline of the Mar Menor, in the district of Santiago de la Ribera, belonging to the town of San Javier. It is an air station open to civil traffic.

The airport has become an essential node in holiday and leisure transport that arrives and departs from the Autonomous Community of Murcia. In order to increase its capacity to serve commercial flights and, therefore, boost its activity, in recent years Aena has made significant investments that have resulted in various projects: the construction of a second runway, a new control tower, the expansion of the departures area of the passenger terminal, the apron for commercial use, and the public car park and a new power plant.

Murcia-San Javier has been honoured as best airport in the fewer than two million passengers category twice, in 2014 and 2016, at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards, which are granted by the Airports Council International (ACI). This award is based on the results of the ASQ international programme's survey on passenger perception of quality of service, which is administered by ACI.

In 2017, the Murcia-San Javier airport handled 1,196,605 passengers, and 8,615 operations.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2008 1,876,255 2013 1,140,813
2009 1,630,684 2014 1,095,471
2010 1,349,579 2015 1,067,668
2011 1,262,597 2016 1,097,048
2012 1,181,782 2017 1,196,605